YU (President Sur Gil-soo) has stepped up to strengthen employment capacities of students early on. Younger students are also encouraged to explore career paths and participate in work education programs. This aims at enhancing the interest level of students for employment and to improve employment competitiveness.
The YU College Job Center (Director Lee Seung-woo), together with the consulting institute Expert Consulting, held the employment camp ‘YU Future League’. Many students attended despite the fact it was being held during winter break. A total of 90 people participated in the tree sessions held from December 26 to January 3. Education was offered for one night and two days for 30 students for each session. Unlike recent employment camps being held for juniors and seniors, this program included freshmen and sophomores.
YU School of Chemical Engineering freshman Song Byung-jae (19) who participated in the second camp said, “I participated in the program at the recommendation of an upperclassman in my club. I am not yet too interested in employment so I am not very keen about the company names and contents, but it was an opportunity for me to become more interested in employment and career development.”
Despite the busy schedule from early in the morning to late at night, students exhibited high levels of concentration with no signs of tiring. It mirrors the fiery passion of students to pass the difficult gateway to employment. There were a barrage of questions asked as well. The questions were on detailed procedures for specific positions such as HR and marketing, as well as questions on work aptitude tests of different companies, internships, and acquiring certifications.
Department of Family and Housing Studies sophomore Sohn Yu-gyeong (20) said, “I applied for the camp because I will have to become more interested in employment once I become a junior. This is the first employment program that I am participating in offered by the school, and I am very satisfied as the contents were well arranged and the program was highly systemized. I hope to participate in another program later as well.”
This employment camp included basic information for exploring employment information such as employment trends, hiring processes, hiring ad analysis, etc. As well as corporate and job analysis, and work contents and preparations for the fields of application. In particular, management simulation for experiencing different jobs by designing and producing bridges, as well as group projects of completing team missions using drones enhanced the immersion level of students on the second day of the sessions.
Participating students said, “The session offered basic employment information to teamwork programs to build actual work analysis, collaboration and creativity, thus being helpful for preparing for employment with the short, yet full programs.
The YU College Job Center Director Lee Seung-woo said, “It is very important for students to set the career goals early on and become interested in employment.” The university is operating various employment support programs to help students explore careers and duties fitting them and to actively prepare for employment. We hope that students will actively participate in employment programs offered by the school to improve their competitiveness.“
The YU College Job Center is operating customized employment empowerment programs from younger students to seniors who are scheduled to graduate. This winter break also offers not only the ‘YU Future League’, but also focus education on conglomerate aptitude tests, focus education for public institute NCS (national competence standards), employment camps for foreign companeis, and other customized education for employment demands, as well as work empowerment education such as financial and production quality expert fostering courses and work clubs, etc.